THE MASSAGE TABLE STEAMTABLE COMES FROM AN EXPERIENCE IN CHINA AT BEIJING SCHOOL-HOSPITAL.
IT’S THE MODERN AND PRACTICAL ADAPTATION OF AN ANCIENT METHOD BASED ON THE HERITAGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE.
The face hole allows us to use Steamtable to treat respiratory problems such as: bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, etc.
Bronchitis is an acute inflammation of the tracheobronchial tree, derived from multiple causes. It is often a consequence of a bacterial invasion, a common cold or other viral processes in nasopharynx, throat etc., or of an irritation due to chemical or natural substances, as well as allergies and other factors.
Symptoms related to the respiratory system are slow to treat, and chemical medications such as antibiotics resolve only the manifestations of the problem, but do not help to resolve it. The use of natural remedies, such as herbs, improves the health of the lungs and of the respiratory tract by curing the infection and repairing some damages.
In this case, we will use steam with herbs to treat respiratory problems.
Eucalyptus: coming from Australia but very popular all over the world, it has countless advantages, it is expectorant, fights the nasal congestion, reduces the nasal cavity irritation and, due to its antioxidants, helps the immune system during illness.
Licorice root: used in China for the harmonization of herbal mixtures, it has soothing properties, decreases the inflammations of throat, nasal mucous membrane, lungs and stomach. It has an anti-irritant, expectorant, antibacterial and antiviral action, and many other properties.
Peppermint: antioxidant, its leaves and essential oil contain menthol, which allows you to relax the respiratory tract muscles and relieves the congestion.
Sage (Salvia officinalis): excellent against sinusitis, it contains essential oils particularly helpful against common respiratory problems, sore throat, cough, and lung disorders.
Chaparral: originally native to Central America, it was used by the natives for their detoxifying power for lungs and respiratory tract. It contains antioxidants that reduce irritation and substances that fight the histamine response..
Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis): known since 1600 for its decongestant power, it is effective against bacteria and other pathogenic factors.
Mullein (Verbascum): it’s useful to strengthen the lungs, to help the expectoration and to purificate the bronchial tubes and the respiratory tract.
Elf-Dock (Elecampane): perfect to help to expel mucus, it’s known as an antibacterial agent for the lungs.
Lobelia: considered one of the most powerful herbs in nature, employed also with horses, it’s used to combat asthma, to fluidize mucus and to promote decongestion, and, due to its alkaloid content and its power to stimulate adrenaline, also to cure coughs and colds.
Oregano: its main advantages derive from carvacrol and rosmarinic acid, two natural decongestants that help to reduce histamine, besides containing many nutrients necessary for the immune system..
Thyme: widely used to treat infections of the respiratory tract and bacterial infections, potent decongestant for the chest, it produces antiseptics, antifungals and antibiotics. Also used to combat acne.
Osha Root: true antihistamine, it relieves respiratory tract irritations and contains camphor, which helps pulmonary circulation and deep breathing..
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara): it strengthens the lungs, removes excess mucus from the bronchial tubes, and helps in case of cough, asthma, bronchitis and other lung disorders.
Cannabis Sativa: it opens the respiratory airways and the nasal cavity, is a bronchodilator, helps people with asthma and, due to its active principles, stimulates the natural immune response and reduce the infections.
Neck pain and middle back pain.
This is a problem most commonly noted during middle age and old age.
It is usually caused by reducing the interstices between the cervical vertebrae, by relaxation of the joint sacs and by internal balance disorders due to injury to the cervical vertebrae, to the intervertebral discs and to the surrounding fibrous formation. The patient’s symptoms occur in soft tissues such as superficial musculature, the root of the cervical nerves and vertebral arteries of the spinal cord. In severe cases, there might be numbness in the joints, difficulty in moving, and atrophied muscles, while in milder cases there are cases of pain, numbness and heaviness irradiating in the head, neck, arms, hands and upper chest with dizziness, and poor mobility.
Lower back pain.
Those who suffer from this problem generally confuse it with spinal disc herniation, although it rarely produces back pain. In most cases, back pain derives from poor posture, which causes a reduction in the interstices in the lumbar spine, a relaxation of the articular capsules and disorders radiating to the sciatic nerve and to the legs, causing a sensation of numbness. It can generally have an effect on the abdominal area too, with blockage or malfunction of internal organs.
Between the vertebral discs, the inner gel-like center of the discs (nucleus pulposus) presses on the spinal nerve root. It is an elastic pad only a few millimeters thick, composed of a soft gelatinous core and a fibrous ring that give movement and flexibility and absorb shocks. When its tissue ages, the disc begins to lose water and elasticity, and so it can break or become a hernia. Part of the nucleus pulposus swells out through the fibrous ring and presses on the spinal nerve root.
This is when hernia causes back pain, sharp pains in the legs, numbness in the extremities and loss of mobility.
The herbs we use with Steamtable to reduce the problems caused by a hernia are:
Horsetail (Esquisetum): a plant good for skin, nails, broken bones, tendon and ligaments injuries and spinal traumas, which has a high mineral content, especially silica.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale): rich in allantoin, it has a healing and re-epithelising effect. Its mucilage act as re-hydrators and anti-inflammatories, its tannins as astringents and local hemostatic agents.
An excessive use of muscles can lead to minor injuries, such as distension, which can be cured by resting the affected muscle. However, there may also be more serious injuries, depending on the area of the muscle affected by the injury and on the strength of the injury on the muscle fibers. We will then have an involuntary, persistent and painful contraction in one or more skeletal muscles. In other ways, the muscle can be torn with varying degrees of pain, depending on where the tear occurred, whether in the muscle fibers or in the tendons. The evidence for these damages are the nodes that we can find in muscles, called fibrosis or muscle contractures.
Herbs to relax muscles.
Relaxant muscle herbs, which have antispasmodic action, like: Actaea Racemosa, Greater Celandine, Chamomile, Guelder-Rose, Dong Quai (Female Ginseng), Jimsonweed, Thyme, Valerian, Wild Yam, Kava-Kava, Peppermint, Lobelia, Lemon Balm, Elder, Bitter Orange, Green Anise, Passion Flower and Poppy, as well as Boswellia, Cale Dual and Cayenne Pepper.
Herbs for blood circulation.
Herbs that help us strengthen and protect blood vessels. These herbs have a blood-thinning action able to promote a proper blood supply, and a vasoconstrictor action to counter swelling and heaviness..
Nettle (Urtica): perennial herb, it’s rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids.
Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis): annual and biennial herb, it has a vasoprotective action, given by aescin.
Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus): perennial herb, it promotes the tropism of the connective tissue, reducing the venous ecstasy and the edemas.
Borage: annual herb, it has antiplatelet, cardioprotective, anti-sclerotic, anti-inflammatory, and vasodilator properties.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): perennial herb, it has astringent, anti-inflammatory, and hemostatic properties.